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Southwick Station, Gateside, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8JU

Asking Price £255,000

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For full details please download the brochure.

An Introduction to Southwick Station

Southwick Station is located in one of Scotland’s major timber

producing regions and extends to approximately 25.94 hectares. Ranging from 45m to 90m above sea level, the property is relatively low-lying and surrounded by pastoral farmland and other woodlands; this is reflected in the productivity of Southwick Station, parts of which benefit from fertile, mineral soils. Offered as a whole or in two Lots, this presents an opportunity to acquire well located and compact woodlands with an attractive combination of conifers and native broadleaves providing both amenity and

commercial appeal.

The woodlands are primarily second rotation crop and benefit from proven access to major regional timber markets including BSW’s Dalbeattie sawmill less than a mile from the property.

Location & Directions

Travelling from the east, leave Dumfries and follow the A711 for approximately nine miles. Immediately past Mossband caravan park, turn left (signposted for Caulkerbush) and follow the public road for approximately two miles until the junction at Grid Reference NX 866 629. Travelling from the west, leave the centre of Dalbeattie following Moss Road and cross over the B793 to the minor road and follow this past the sawmill for approximately two miles until the junction at grid reference NX 866 629. From here, Lot 2 is located on the north side of the minor tarmacadam road (point A on sales plan) and Lot 1 is located at the end of this road, over the old railway line (point B on sales plan).

LOT 1 – Southwick West (18.30 ha / 45.22 acres)

OFFERS OVER £105,000

Southwick West is located to the west of the old railway and extends to approximately 18.30 ha and is accessed via a proven track (point B on sales plan) extending internally to approximately 450m; the successful Purchaser will benefit

from a diverse young woodland comprising broadleaves, integrated open ground and some water features.

LOT 2 – Bargrug Wood (7.64 ha / 18.88 acres)

OFFERS OVER £150,000

Barcrug Wood is a maturing area of predominantly coniferous woodland replanted in 1998 with Douglas fir (3.94 ha) and a Sitka spruce/Lodgepole pine mixture (2.42 ha) with some elements of open ground and native broadleaves. The woodland benefits from direct road frontage and could provide a discrete crop of mid-rotation forestry for those

seeking an affordable and accessible long-term forestry investment.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Sporting

Sporting rights are currently in hand and included in the sale.

Minerals

Mineral rights are included except as reserved by Statute.

Plans, Areas and Schedules

Parts of the woodlands are bounded by fencing and stone walls, which are predominantly maintained to a stockproof standard where necessary, with maintenance of existing fences to continue on a mutual basis. The fences around the property may not be located on the boundary of the registered title. Where these are set back within the title to be sold, warrandice will not be granted over any unfenced areas. These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference

only. While they have been carefully checked, the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied themself as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof. Prospective parties are asked to satisfy themselves on inspecting the titles which take precedence over the marketing materials.

Third Party Rights and Burdens

The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and any other third-party rights howsoever constituted. The successful Purchaser will benefit from a signed affidavit for access to Lot 1 over

the railway line as per sales plan, details of which can be obtained from the Selling Agents.

There are no active grant schemes in place or replanting obligations. Further information on the Scottish Rural Development Programme and grant scheme availability can be accessed through the following websites:

https://forestry.gov.scot/support-regulations

https://www.ruralpayments.org/topics/all-schemes/

Viewing

Strictly by prior agreement with the selling agents who should be contacted in advance to advise on access arrangements. For the personal safety of interested parties, please be aware of potential hazards at the property and please ensure

good forest hygiene measures are followed, such as cleaning boots, equipment, vehicles and machinery, which will help protect woodlands from potentially damaging pests and diseases.

Closing Date

A closing date may be fixed, and prospective purchasers are advised to formally register their interest through their solicitors with the selling agents. Prospective purchasers should be aware that unless their interest in the property is formally noted, no guarantee can be given that confirmation of a closing date will be provided, consequently the property may be sold without prior notice. For the avoidance of doubt, noting interest only entitles prospective purchasers to

notification of a closing date being set and not that other potentially competing pre-emptive offers have been received. The sellers are entitled to accept any offer at any time.

Offers

Offers in Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the Selling Agents at their Inverness office. Parties are asked to satisfy themselves that they fully understand the implication of offering under Scottish Law. The sellers reserve the right not to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

Please note all signage and movable equipment is excluded from the sale and the seller reserves the right to remove.

Prospective Purchasers/Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

Any offer by prospective purchaser(s), regardless of where they are ordinarily resident and regardless whether on a cash or subject to loan finance basis, must be accompanied by a financial reference from a bank/funding source that is acceptable to the sellers. Prospective purchasers will also be required to produce identification sufficient to satisfy anti money laundering regulations and checks against the

intended purchaser or nominee together with other documentation that may be required, from time to time, in order to support any conditional offers submitted

to the seller. Bidwells LLP accepts no liability of any type arising from your delay or other lack of co-operation in this regard. Failure to provide the requisite AML documentation with offers may result in them not being considered at the closing date or being superseded by an offer which is. Settlement may also be delayed or aborted due to non-compliance with requests for information or failure to deliver

adequate information within the requisite timeframes. We may hold your name on our database unless you instruct us otherwise.

Selling Agent

Denis Torley

Bidwells

Laxford House, Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness, IV2 5GH

Mob: 07827 256907 Email: denis.torley@bidwells.co.uk

Forest Authorities

Scottish Forestry

South Scotland Conservancy,

55/57 Moffat Road, Dumfries, DG1 1NP

Tel: 0300 067 6500 Email: southscotland.cons@forestry.gov.scot

Local Authorities

Dumfries & Galloway Council

109-115 English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD

Tel: 0303 333 3000 Email: contact@dumgal.gov

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Location

Train Stations
  • Dumfries 17.41km
  • Maryport 32.07km
  • Annan 32.97km
  • Lockerbie 33.00km

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Denis Torley

Partner, Forestry

26 years’ experience in forestry and a background in planning provides Denis with a deep understanding of this asset.

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